Sunday, May 25, 2014

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

If you know me or if you have read any of my other blog post then you know I love strange and weird things. So I had to take a trip to see the World's Largest Horseshoe Crab. It is rated top 5 roadside attraction and for all of you Twilight movie fans it was seen in the Eclipse movie. 
This was really neat to see. It measures 28 feet wide, 68 feet long, and 12 feet tall. It is also hollowed out so you can go underneath it. He sits next to the Freedom Worship Baptist Church and the pastor there calls the crab "Crabby". Crabby was intended to go to Baltimore nautical museum but it went bankrupt. It was then bought by the Creation Museum in Kentucky but it was to big for their theater, so it was given to the Freedom Worship Church in 2006. It took 5 semis to deliver the crab. In 2008 a motorcyclist jumped over Crabby. 
If you go and visit Crabby be sure and check out the church grounds. They have a Scripture Garden that features plants found in the bible and they also have a representation of Jesus tomb. This is a very pretty place to go and visit and the grounds are beautiful. It is strange to see a huge crab sitting next to a church, but it is also neat to know that these things are not far from us. 
Crabby is located at 664 West Main Street ( Route 28 ) Blanchester, Ohio.
They are opened every day during daylight hours and there is no cost to see Crabby or to walk the grounds. 

Inside Crabby

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